Ayurvedic Treatment Of Ehrlichiosis With Herbal Remedies
Ehrlichiosis is a group of certain infections which are caused by several forms of bacterium Ehrlichia. These bacteria are also spread through ticks. Ticks transmit these bacteria to humans by biting on skin. The process of transmission remains the same like in rocky mountain spotted fever or lyme disease etc. However there is a possibility that involvement of different species of this bacteria can cause serious complications if left untreated. However, till now ehrlichiosis has not become a chronic condition. In this article we will mainly focus on the mode of transmission of bacteria, symptoms after the transmission, its modern and Ayurvedic management.
The ticks which can infect you with Ehrlichia bacteria are preliminary found in central and southeastern United states. There are many types of ticks which can help in the transmission of this bacteria like lone star ticks, deer ticks and dog ticks, these all help in the transmission of bacteria and hence the condition takes place. People who have domestic animals and usually visit wooded areas for animal grazing are also at a risk of getting this infection more often. This infection has flu-like symptoms but can also be related to confusion and headache. Sometimes people also come up with some generalized rashes but usually this is noticed in the minority of cases rather than the majority.
Transmission of bacteria
There are three species of Ehrlichia bacteria. These are Ehrlichia chaffeensis, E. ewingii and E. muris eau claire sis. These bacteria are mainly present in areas like the United states and eastern united states. The mode of transmission of these bacterial species are as follows:
- Lone star tick in south central and eastern united states.
- Blacklegged tick in eastern united states.
Other modes of transmission of these bacteria are through blood transfusion and organ transplant. This mode of transmission is the most rare one.
Sign and Symptoms of Ehrlichiosis
The signs and symptoms of this infection appear typically within one to two weeks after the bite of an infected tick. Usually the tick bite is painless and people don’t even remember they were bitten. But there are certain signs and symptoms which depict signs of early and late illness.
Early illness signs and symptoms
These are mild to moderate for 5 -6 days and then their severity increases gradually if left untreated. It includes:
- Fever and chills
- Severe headache and muscle aches
- Digestion related symptoms like nausea and vomiting
- Low appetite or loss of appetite
- Rashes and mild confusion are also there
Though rashes are very common in people who are being infected by E. chaffeensis and are more common in children. Rashes develop after the fever begins around 5-6 days after being bitten by the tick.
Late illness signs and symptoms
The infection is likely to cause severe illness if left untreated. This can come up with severe symptoms:
- Damage to the brain and nervous system due to the inflammation of the brain and surrounding tissue which is called meningoencephalitis.
- Sometimes complete failure of the respiratory system is observed.
- Uncontrolled bleeding which is usually internal.
- Organ failure like kidney or liver.
At risk population
- People who are too young or too old
- Weekend immune system
- Pregnant women
- Lactating mothers
Diagnosis and testing
The diagnosis is done by taking a blood sample. Generally the blood tests includes:
- ESR: Which is increased from its normal levels depicting infection in the body.
- A complete blood count is done for detailed findings.
Treatment of Ehrlichiosis
In Allopathic science there is one treatment for all types of infections that is prescription of antibiotics. In this case, Doxycycline is recommended for the treatment.
Ayurvedic aspect of Ehrlichiosis
Ehrlichiosis, if understood from an Ayurvedic point of view, is caused by some angantuja karanas (bacterial factors) which are further responsible for dosha vitiation and this dosha vitiation is responsible for various symptoms that appear. For fever and all other symptoms can be considered as the result of pitta and kapha vitiation. Moreover, accumulation of ama can also be there so treatment is done keeping all things in mind. For kapha pacification, digestion fire stabilization, ama pachan and immunity enhancement there are certain herbs which can work really well like giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), haridra (Curcuma longa), mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra) and many others. What Is Bacterial Vaginosis?
Herbal remedies by Planet Ayurveda
Planet Ayurveda is a leading Ayurvedic firm which deals with the manufacturing of herbal formulations. These formulations are prepared using potent herbs which are really effective in managing many conditions related to lower strength of the immune system and disturbances with its working. The formulations prepared by Planet Ayurveda do not contain any kind of adulterants, dyes, additives, fillers etc. These medications are really potent to manage various conditions arising to infection causing agents especially Ehrlichia and are very fruitful hence giving positive noticeable results. The medication or formulations offered by Planet Ayurveda for the management of Ehrlichiosis are as follows:
- Boswellia Curcumin
- Sanjivani Vati
- Dashmoola Capsules
- Giloy Capsules
1. Boswellia Curcumin
Boswellia Curcumin is filled with anti-inflammatory properties as it contains two very effective herbs which are Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa). These both are really good as the best agents for reducing inflammatory conditions. Both of them are helpful in inflammation of the muscles, bones and tendons. They work by improving circulation and also contain analgesic properties that help in treating pain in the affected area.
Dosage: Two capsules twice a day after meals with lukewarm water.
2. Sanjivani Vati
Sanjivani vati is popularly known to infuse life.This is also a classical formulation and contains many herbs like sonth (Zingiber officinale), vidanga (Piper retrofractum), giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), triphala etc. These all combinedly strengthen the immune system and hampers the recurrence of any disease. Sanjivani vati is really helpful in this condition as it has kapha and vata balancing properties. The formulation is also very helpful in opening the blockage of channels.
Dosage: Two tablets twice a day after meals.
3. Dashmoola Capsules
The dashmoola capsules have a group of ten herbs that are really good and effective in pacification of vata dosha. These herbs are like bilwa (Aegle marmelos), shyonak (Oroxylum indicum), patla (Stereospermum suaveolens), agnimantha (Clerodendrum phlomidis), gambhari (Gmelina arborea) and few others. The capsules are pure vegetarian and have very good results in chronic respiratory conditions too like bronchitis and asthma. It is very efficient in resolving chronic fever, digestion related symptoms like flatulence, bloating and hiccups. The capsules are potent anti-inflammatory, bronchodilator and antitussive agents.
Dosage: One capsule twice a daily after meals.
4. Giloy Capsules
Giloy capsules are prepared with standardised extract of guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia). These capsules are really very helpful as an immune system modulator. Guduchi is a synonym of giloy which means it protects the body and improves various metabolism working in it. Giloy basically has an anti-inflammatory. It is a marvelous herb or can be called as a magical herb of Ayurveda which also helps in increasing, maintaining and boosting the immunity of one’s body.
Dosage: One capsule twice a day after meals with lukewarm water.
Ehrlichiosis is very common in the central and southeastern United states and for treatment people seek help from Ayurveda. Ayurveda has many untold secrets and it always has solutions to the world for managing and treating various types of disorders. The herbal preparations which are being mentioned above are totally potent in managing conditions like Ehrlichiosis. As mentioned before these formulations are totally herbal and do not have any adulterants or preservatives. The formulation has really wonderful results and can be used in any age group even in lactating and pregnant women too. In case of any queries kindly visit www.planetayurveda.com
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